Work Launched On Ministerial Decision To Improve Accession Guidelines For LDCs

The Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries, on 20 January, agreed to start work on developing recommendations to “further strengthen, streamline and operationalize” current guidelines on the accession process of LDCs, as called for in a decision by the Eighth WTO […]

Meeting To Consider How Developing Countries Can Enhance Benefits From Exports Of Farm Goods, Natural Resources

A two-day meeting in Geneva will focus on how poor countries can gain more lasting value from their exports of agricultural products and natural resources. The third annual UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum will attract government ministers, academics, development economists and […]

WTO Policies Harming Small-scale Farmers In LDCs

  The current international trade regime backed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) is harming small-scale farmers in the least developing countries (LDCs), significantly increasing their risk of food insecurity and reliance on large-scale producers, an independent United Nations human […]

Somalia Needs Continued Assistance Despite Gains Against Famine

  The top United Nations relief official in Somalia said today that international humanitarian support last year in the face of drought and famine in the country succeeded in saving numerous lives, but the situation remains fragile, with millions of […]

Young Laotians Given A Chance To Read, Learn And Grow

Throughout the UK, one of the world’s most developed and most literate countries, local branch libraries are being threatened with closures. Readers and writers, parents and children, librarians and trade unionists are up in arms. Yet, unfortunately, the harsh truth […]